Alberto Sonnino

Research Scientist

I am a Research Scientist at Novi, based in London. I was a co-founder and researcher at, which built a scalable smart contract platform, and I am finishing a PhD in Security Engineering at University College London (UCL).

I hold a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), a master’s degree in Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technologies (KIT), and a third master’s degree in Information Security from University College London (UCL).


Distributed systems, blockchains, privacy-enhancing technologies; a special interest in cryptography

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Latest Publications

AFT - November 1, 2020

FastPay: High-Performance Byzantine Fault Tolerant Settlement

Mathieu Baudet, George Danezis, Alberto Sonnino